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Visiting Gold Reef City in Johannesburg
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Gold Reef City is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is an amusement theme park located on an old gold mine which is closed in 1971. The park is themed around the gold rush started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand. It is a unique tourist attraction. Visiting the park, you will see all staff wearing period costumes of the 1880s. Besides that, the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period.

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Gold Reef City Tours

Gold Reef City Tours

Lion & Safari Park

Lion & Safari Park

It takes less than an hour driving from downtown Johannesburg to Lion and Safar Park. In the park you can get closer to some Africa's famous wildlife animals. Animal interactions are the highlight here. You can cuddle a lion cub, take the cheetah walk, and hand feed giraffes. That would be a fun activity for kids. Self-guided tours are permitted in the Safari park, but you can also join a guided drive in the park to see lions, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, wild dogs, hyenas, and various species of antelope. Make sure you keep your windows up when driving through the park. River rafting becomes other popular things to do in the Park.

Pretoria

Pretoria

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. It is worth to visit due to its impressive lineup of historical buildings, monuments, and museums. Pretoria is also a city of beautiful park and gardens. Highlights of a visit here include the Pretoria National Botanic Garden, the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, the large zoo, and a clutch of peaceful nature reserves within the city limits, with diverse wildlife and an abundance of birds.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is the best choice for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and immerse themselves in nature. The garden managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is one of nine national botanical gardens in South Africa. The particular location offers plenty of space and beautiful views of red rock cliffs. The garden's centerpiece is the impressive Witpoortjie waterfall. It is a must visit tourist attraction for kids and photographers. They will appreciate the panorama of the garden, and the kids can burn off steam in the Children's garden.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

You can get the ticket by directly purchase from the ticket booth available in front of entrance gate. It costs R550 for family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), R180 for adult, and R135 for kids. Children under 3 year old age are free of charge. Price may change without any prior notification.

How To Get Around?

The best way of getting around is by taking a walk. You can explore every side of the park. You can also try some delicious dishes served in the restaurant and café in the park.

What Should I Wear?

Johannesburg is a subtropical country with mild and sunny winters and warm summer, however it is usually cold in the night. Due to the climate, it is better for you to prepare jacket or sweater. You can also have your daily stuff with you, such as t-shirt, shirt, skirt, dress, or pants. There is no any dress code to visit the city. It is also good to prepare sunglasses and hat to avoid the hot weather in the day. Make sure that you take a comfortable shoes and sandals.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Gold Reef City is from March to May and September to November. On these months, the weather is relatively warm and dry, the city is not too crowded, and the rates of hotel and tourists attractions are lower than in other months.

Currency

South Africa Rand

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you will not need any guide because all information you need is available in the site.

How To Get There?

The fastest way to get to Gold Reef City from Johannesburg Park Station is by taking a taxi. It takes about 6 minutes. It costs about Rp.11.000-Rp.14.000 The other way to reach Gold Reef from Johannesburg Park Station is by bus. It takes about 27 minutes. It cost Rp.10.000.

Additional Info

The Theme Park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except during Gauteng public school holidays. The Theme Park will be closed for a private event.

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